Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who was the second person to walk on the moon, celebrated his 93rd birthday on Friday by getting married. The former NASA astronaut tied the knot with his longtime partner, Dr. Anca Faur. The ceremony was held in a private ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
“I’m excited to be marrying my best friend and partner in crime,” Aldrin said in a statement. “I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with Anca by my side.”
Aldrin, who was part of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 that successfully landed astronauts on the moon, has been an advocate for space exploration for decades. He has also been an advocate for marriage equality, and has been open about his support for same-sex marriage.
The couple has been together for several years, and Aldrin proposed to Dr. Anca Faur in 2018. The couple decided to wait to get married until after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which was celebrated in 2019.